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Sar Yazd Castle is one of the oldest and largest bank safe deposit boxes in Iran and in the world which is located in Yazd province. The history of this historical castle dates back to the Sassanid era (3rd to 7th centuries). The castle was used for the storage of cereals and food, which at that time had a special value.

Sar Yazd Castle

Sar Yazd Castle

Sar Yazd Stracture

In addition to the grain, money, gold and jewelry of the villagers were also kept in the castle during the invasion and looting. Furthermore, around this building was enclosed a gutter with a width of approximately 6 meters and a depth of 3 to 4 meters which was the first layer of defense of the castle.

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Sar Yazd Castle Architecture

However, the castle has two concentric walls in you with a lofty and invincible tower that is enclosed by a gutter. Sar Yazd castle also had two doors, one of them was the main door and the other was the backing door of the castle.

Sar Yazd Castle’ main door was movable and worked by ropes and pulleys from the bottom to the top. Hence, when the main door was broken by the enemy and entered the castle, the second door of the castle was closed. In fact, the second door played the role of support door.

This castle was in three floors consisting materials such as mud, brick and gypsum.

Iran Castle , Sar Yazd

Castle’ Decorations

Sar Yazd’ decorations like framing and fireplaces are also featured. Moreover, there are several chambered chambers on the sides of the corridors, each with a separate door and key for storing precious objects of the villagers.

Sar Yazd Castle in Yazd

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